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“My deepest sympathy goes out to Nancy and all the kids. Fred was wonderful man and he never lost sight of who his friends were. If my mom were here...Read More ยป
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“Thinking of you at this time and wishing you peace...my sympathy to Nancy and family ”
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“May Fred rest in peace. Sorry for your loss. ”
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Frederick C. "Fred" Hoag, age 73, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends. To honor Fred's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. To celebrate Fred's life, family and friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens, where full military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Fred was born on December 30, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Virgil Hoag and Lorraine (Hillary) Hoag-O'Neill.

Fred proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and his patriotism was continually on display whether through his great respect for the American flag or his extensive collection of eagles. He was united in marriage to Nancy Scharff on December 29, 1962, at St. Columbkille's Church, and they were blessed with 54 years, and 6 children together. Fred understood the value of hard work and was employed with Coca Cola, Wonder Bread and lastly as an over the road truck driver. Fred enjoyed sitting down and watching a little tv when he wasn't working, with Blue Bloods, NCIS and classic war movies definitely being his favorites. He also enjoyed watching sports, always rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Iowa Hawkeyes and New York Yankees. In his younger days, Fred truly loved being out on his pontoon boat with family and friends and venturing out to Swiss Valley Park on a nice day for a picnic. We are absolutely thankful for the legacy Fred leaves behind, which will be carried on through countless lives for generations to come. We are saddened today by Fred's sudden and swift departure, but we find peace in knowing that his earthly ailments have now ceased and that he is resting comfortably, awaiting our eventual reunion again one day.

Those left to cherish Fred's memory include

his loving wife,
Nancy Hoag, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Dawn Bendixen,
Tina (Jeremy) Shade,
Frederick Hoag,
Todd (Lisa Fleming) Hoag,
Candy Hoag Harris
and Kimberly (Tonio Koopmann Sr.) Hoag, all of Dubuque, IA;

a special granddaughter,
Lindsey (Kenny) Hoag, Beatrice, NE;

his 21 grandchildren,
Bryan Halfhill, Sean McDonough, Kevin (Eva) Reeder, Kory (Angela) Reeder, Melissa (Josh) Pitz, Brad (Emily) Burchette, Jill O'Dell, Jessica Hoag, Jackie Hoag, Tyler Smith, Brendan Healey, Kaleb Healey, Alex Hoag, Gavin Ries, Joey Dress, Marissa Dolan, Alyvia Hoag, Silvannah Durrah, Adriannah Durrah, Tonio Koopmann Jr. and Mariah Betts;

his 17 great-grandchildren;

and his siblings,
Barbara (Gary) Robey, East Dubuque, IL,
Dennis (Ann) Hoag, Dubuque, IA,
Duke (Vickie) Eppler, Cuba City, WI
and Tom Eppler, Dubuque, IA.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Sharon (George) Billmeyer.

A Frederick C. "Fred" Hoag memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Fred's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Schope, Dr. Tyler, Dr. Compton, Dr. Iverson, the nurses and staff of Finley Hospital, Stonehill Care Center and the fellow residents and friends at The Rose for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care of Fred and his family.